Clonanav Fly Fishing offers challenging fishing in a beautiful part of Ireland. Brown trout fishing on the Rivers Suir, Nire and Tar.
The best rivers in Ireland
THE RIVER SUIR
The best river fishing in Ireland.
The River Suir is the second longest river in Ireland at 115 miles long. It is considered to be one of the best trout rivers in Europe.
The fish average size is from 20 to 40 cm (8 to 16) inches, larger fish are also caught. With many slow glides and pools the fi sh are very selective, so long fine leaders are the norm with flies ranging from size 12 to 22.
The main hatches are BWO, Caddis, Spurwing, black gnats etc. We use a lot of small dries, mainly Klinkhammers, Comparaduns, Elk hair caddis, and small bead heads. Suitable equipment for the fishing the Suir is a 9ft #4/5 Line 6X & 7X leaders.
The River Nire
Perfection hidden in a beautiful valley
A gin clear spate/freestone river flowing from the Comeragh Mountains through the Nire Valley until its confluence with the river Suir. It is a narrow river (12 m/35 ft) with a ripple and pool formation.
Access is easy/moderate but wading is over moderate sized rocks. The river has a good stock of fish from 20 to 30 cm as well as some much larger fish. The fishing is mainly on dry fly and nymph with some streamer fishing during high water. Main hatches include BWO, Spurwings, Sedges, Stoneflies and a good deal of terrestrials. Best flies are Comparaduns, Klinkhammers, Elk hair caddis, Black gnat, small bead heads
Suitable equipment for the fishing the Nire is a 7 – 8ft #3/5 line. 6X & 7X leaders.
A lime stone river very similar to the south of England chalkstreams. A wide (45 ft/15 m), shallow river, with a healthy growth of flowering ranunculus weed. The bottom is level, making wading easy. It is noted for its remarkable dry fly fishing due to the shallow nature of the river.
The river has a good stock of fish from 20 to 30 cm as well as some much larger fish up to 45 cm The main hatches are BWO, Caddis, Spurwing, black gnats etc.
We use a lot of small dries, mainly Klinkhammers, Comparaduns, Elk hair caddis, and small bead heads.
Suitable equipment for the fishing the Tar is an 8ft rod for a 3/4 line. 6X & 7X leaders